News and Information
Saturday December 20th 2014
The Independent Business News Network was established in July of 2008. The goal of IBNN is to provide a different view of the local, national and global news and events that happen in the Black communities around the world. IBNN's expectations are to provide a level of coverage and investigative reporting not seen on local mainstream media, while covering Politics, Education, Money, Business, and Community events. IBNN is an affiliate of Black Politics in Minneapolis, Radical Black USA and other African American news sources. Comments, concerns and questions can be emailed to ibnnnews@gmail.com

‘News and Information’ Archives

2014: The Year of the Black Man

2014: The Year of the Black Man

Are you telling me that my sons and black boys across the United States cannot experience life, have fun and be boys? #gotohell. (photo: Don Allen, 1979) The Black American male must activate his survival mode software to navigate in a nation that is judge, jury and executioner in a magic blue uniform. We do not have time to hold our breath and [...]

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Young people across the country protesting against police murdering black folks. In Minneapolis the protests are for more money. Silly, someone got killed.

Motown The Musical comes to the Twin Cities – tickets on sale now!

Motown The Musical comes to the Twin Cities – tickets on sale now!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The show will play at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre, December 16-28, 2014. Tickets are on sale now. Performance times are: Dec. 16-21: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22-28: Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., [...]

The Republican Party of Minnesota must start over to begin again

The Republican Party of Minnesota must start over to begin again

Congratulation to Tom Emmer a true winner. (photo: Don Allen (l) with Emmer - IBNN) Congratulations to congressman elect Tom Emmer, a true people’s candidate. As far as Jeff Johnson and Mike McFadden, if your party headquarters has one token black person and you do not go into the “American Black” communities of the Twin Cities, you will [...]

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

"Clowns to the left of her, Jokers to the right, her she is, Hannah Nicollet, stuck in the middle with "the people of Minnesota." (photo: The Uptake, edited by IBNN NEWS - Fair Use) I watched a debate last Sunday morning broadcast by Fox 9 News from the campus of Hamline University. I stood traumatized, in shock and no longer able to view [...]

The Ron and Show: How are these people all connected? “I know what you did last Sunday” – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

The Ron and Show: How are these people all connected? “I know what you did last Sunday”  – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

To listen at 8:30 p.m. (CST), click here, or copy and past the URL in your favorite browser: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2014/10/09/i-know-what-you-did-last-sunday-the-ron-and-don-show By IBNN NEWS  Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus/The Minneapolis Story) and Don Allen, (The Independent Business News [...]

Council on Black Minnesotans launches Internet Marketing Social Media Seminars – starts Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.

Council on Black Minnesotans launches Internet Marketing Social Media Seminars – starts Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.

Join the Council on Black Minnesotans with your laptop in tow as they present a one-of-a-kind Internet Marketing Social Media seminars and workshops free to everyone. Bring your laptops, free wifi. Posted nationally by Digital Journal ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Oct. 2, 2014 -- PRZen -- The state Council on Black Minnesotans will feature a series [...]

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Minnesota DFL Senator Jeff Hayden. (photo: state of MN, Fair Use). Senate Subcommittee needs to take closer look at the Minneapolis Public Schools and consider receivership. By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews.com I had to sit back and reevaluate the significance of the recent Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct and it’s filing against [...]

The Return of the old Al Flowers: “There will be no more secret meetings under my watch.”

I thought for a minute the people of Minneapolis had lost a friend, colleague and community activist. But down from the mountaintop, deep from under the sea, and from way up in the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it’s the old Al Flowers!” By Donald Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, [...]

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

We live in a world driven by a construct of erotic sexual voyeuristic desires. The people who control identity know this, if this wasn’t the case, Ms. Minaj would only have to use her voice and dancing style – not her ass and boobs. But there is another underlying question, “Was it okay 20 years ago for recording artist Sir Mix a Lot to [...]

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